On Thursday, Sept. 14, the Delta County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in the Peach Valley area of Delta to search for and arrest Gina Sander, 29, who was actively wanted on two felony warrants. Sander was located and taken into custody without incident by investigators. During the search, Ian Kester, 18, of Delta was also arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.
During the arrest, Sander was in possession of suspected methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Sander was booked into the Delta County Jail on a felony parole warrant, felony warrant for unauthorized use of a financial transaction device and theft from an at-risk adult out of the Cedaredge Police Department. She was charged with unlawful possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, a class 4 drug felony by the sheriff's office.
Sheriff's investigators learned of Sander's location during an investigation that began when law enforcement learned she was eluding apprehension with Fred Houghton IV, 29, of Cedaredge. Houghton was arrested in Parowan, Utah, on Aug. 25 following a vehicle pursuit with multiple agencies in Utah. Additional charges against Sander may be pending from the sheriff's office related to active investigations in the Delta County area.
If you know of the location of a known fugitive, please contact Delta County dispatch at 970-874-2015 or Delta County Crime Stoppers (anonymous) at 874-8810.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.